As we evolve as a race so does our self awareness as a part of the greater universe. This universe seems as large in the grand scale as infinite in the micro scale. The study of who we are and where we are increasingly challenges the gift we call the norm.
The normal state of the human race to the those least educated is local and direct. The more we learn the more we understand the cause and effect of things and events that initially seem completely indirect.
When we learned that beyond our dwellings were others, we learned envy and devised means of extending contorl beyond our doors. This extends to the current struggles we face militarily, economically, politically and religiously.
When we learned that our bodies aged and we eventually died, we learned fear of death and devised methods of self care. This extends to our current battle biologically for survival. Today we face the antiboitic effectiveness cliff, the dangers of unexpected side effects and the invention of weaponized viruses.
When we learned that earth is one speck of sand in a throbbing living beach we called the universe, we lost our sense of control and devised methods of understanding to enhance predictability. Today we watch in wonder as heavenly bodies skim the outer atmosphere and stare in horror at ancient craters.
When we learned that nature was self preserving we lost our image of it as mother and instead found ourselves to be more coincidence. Now we devise technologies in an increasingly futile attmept to master her savagery. We building sea walls, racing to find ways of achieving climate manipulation, sustaining our food chain through engineering of food production and arrogantly terra forming wastelands that are unsustainable.
We learned that darkness can occur in daylight as we learned that radiation is invisible to our eyes and we devised sensors to alert us that its too late. This extends to the current monitoring of our star and unstable elements.
Considering all we’ve learned and our devised mitigations are we safer or are we more aware that this normal we take fore granted is the reason man’s existence is only recorded for less than 10, 000 years. Are we becoming self aware of our peril as the apex of our mass extinction nears?
The astro-physic Carl Sagan gave this warning over 20 years ago in his book “a pale blue dot”
I paraphrase; the salvation of our kind is hinged on our ability to escape this pale dot, fore it is evident in the geological record that we are likely catastrophically visited every 25 thousand years by an event that will wipe out civilization. It is further evident that complete annihilation occurs every 50 thousand years and complete extinction is visited every several million years and all are sudden.
We have largley been normal for over thousands of years, this is not the book of revelations nor the next mayan apocalypse its warning that does not come from man but instead interpreted by mans intellect. Its deciphered by our minds the one true gift from our creator, our brain. Everything its showing us says we are facing a series of frieght trains barreling towards the apex of our extinction.